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Employment – BBC Worldwide
Aug 2015 - Present
What do I do?
Design and develop new features
Collaborate with other parts of the business
Employment – BBC Worldwide cont.
My position at BBC Worldwide is part of the BBC Store team. Joining in Aug I was part of the driving force that pushed the
project through its final stages and into live. Since going live in Nov 2015 the site has undergone continual delivery featuring
new functionality, bugfixes, and efficiency improvements to the current system. Joining BBC Store I had to learn to adapt to
new technologies I've not used commercially before as well as adopting the processes and development practices used.
My role includes:
Working with product to design and develop new features that will meet the businesses KPIs and objectives
Triaging live issues and responding to the Operations Teams queries
Working with other developers and QA to build and test new features
Communicating with other departments of the product on new changes to provide training/information as required.
What do I do?
Employment – Reading Room
June 2011 - Aug 2015
What do I do?
New Business Proposals/Pitches
New Developer Training
Where have I worked?
Employment – Reading Room cont.
My role at Reading Room involves writing project documentation, technical and non-technical meetings
with clients, active development as well as working alongside other developers. I am also regularly
involved in new business, helping to scope costs and timelines for potential clients as well as crafting
solutions to the problems presented. This involves preparing technical presentations as well as attending
pitches with potential clients. My position on the divisional SMT (Senior Management Team) requires me
to take ownership of projects and people within division.
I currently lead open source projects within division and am often a point of contact within London itself
and the company globally. Project documentation written includes functional, technical and cms
specification detailing the deliverables for projects and functionality involved. During the course of
projects I've been required to translate the clients needs into a creative solution that abides to the
projects parameters and potential restraints.
What do I do?
I’ve worked on a variety of projects. Below are a collection of websites I have
been involved in, after which is more information about a few of my favourites.
More of my work can be seen at www.paulrowell.com/my-work
A site that allows users to find and compare health services and information in
London, including various data sets on performance and services available.
See more at: www.paulrowell.com/my-work/myhealth-london
A complete site overhaul and refresh, allowing the charity to showcase itself,
and allow people to search its work, campaigns, services, and events.
See more at www.paulrowell.com/my-work/leonard-cheshire-disability
A brand and site refresh designed to increase user interaction and ease the
daily lives of Our Better World’s content creators and editors.
See more at www.paulrowell.com/my-work/our-better-world
Our Better World
Outside of Work
Outside of employment I have a lively interest in development and the web.
Other than reading material and tutorials I maintain an active involvement in
the Drupal community. Some of what I do is below with more information
about some of my activities following.
Development Blog Events
Trying out new
and following tutorials
Sharing my thoughts and
my experiences of Drupal
Attending events and
meetups, talking with
A module I created to integrate with Drupal’s popular ‘Webform’ module.
Submitted to, and approved by, the community it is now freely available to be
downloaded and used by others.
Webform Email Reply
Drupal Camp London is a Drupal focused tech event held annually in London.
Welcoming 500+ people over 3 days to collaborate, engage, and learn. I have
been involved since it started in 2013 in various ways shown below.
- General running duties
- Ensuring the smooth running
2016-2017: Organising committee
- Helping to structure and
organise the camp
2013, 2015: Speaker
- Presenting a topic to a group
My blog is used to share my thoughts and experiences with Drupal, as well as
using it as a portfolio for a selection of my work.
Kingston University, 2011
Computing and Mathematics